A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World, Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. Written by James Cook, Commander of the Resolution. In which is included, Captain Furneaux's Narrative of his proceedings in the Adventure during the separation of the ships. COOK: SECOND VOYAGE, Captain James COOK.
A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World, Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. Written by James Cook, Commander of the Resolution. In which is included, Captain Furneaux's Narrative of his proceedings in the Adventure during the separation of the ships.
A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World, Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. Written by James Cook, Commander of the Resolution. In which is included, Captain Furneaux's Narrative of his proceedings in the Adventure during the separation of the ships.
A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World, Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. Written by James Cook, Commander of the Resolution. In which is included, Captain Furneaux's Narrative of his proceedings in the Adventure during the separation of the ships.
A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World, Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. Written by James Cook, Commander of the Resolution. In which is included, Captain Furneaux's Narrative of his proceedings in the Adventure during the separation of the ships.
A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World, Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. Written by James Cook, Commander of the Resolution. In which is included, Captain Furneaux's Narrative of his proceedings in the Adventure during the separation of the ships.

A Voyage towards the South Pole…
A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World, Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. Written by James Cook, Commander of the Resolution. In which is included, Captain Furneaux's Narrative of his proceedings in the Adventure during the separation of the ships.

London: Strahan and Cadell, 1777.

Two volumes, quarto, with frontispiece portrait and 63 engraved charts, portraits and plates; in a handsome contemporary binding of russia leather, ornately decorated in blind and gilt.

Cook's second voyage: to the Southern Ocean

Cook's great second voyage: the official account, prepared for publication by the navigator himself. The superb engravings, here in fine black impressions, are mostly the work of Hodges whose recording of the voyage resulted also in a superb series of oil-paintings. This is a good example of the second of four London editions of the full work (there were many abridgments and translations). Disappointed with Hawkesworth's rendering of his first voyage in An Account of the Voyages… (1773), Cook was determined that the second would not be similarly treated: although he had the editorial help of Dr John Douglas this 'is certainly Cook's book. There were to be no more Hawkesworths. "The Journal of my late voyage", writes Cook to his friend Commodore Wilson at Great Ayton, "will be published in the course of next winter, and I am to have the sole advantage of sale. It will want those flourishes which Dr Hawkesworth gave the other, but it will be illustrated and ornamented with about sixty copper plates, which I am of opinion, will exceed every thing that has been done in a work of this kind As to the Journal, it must speak for itself. I can only say that it is my own narrative, and as it was written during the voyage" ' (Beaglehole). The two resulting quarto volumes, with their dramatic illustrations after the expedition's official artist, William Hodges, 'would have given pleasure to any author', but they were never seen by Cook, who had embarked on his fatal last voyage by the time they appeared.

Cook's great second voyage: the official account, prepared for publication by the navigator himself. The superb engravings, here in fine black impressions, are mostly the work of Hodges whose recording of the voyage resulted also in a superb series of oil-paintings. This is a good example of the second of four London editions of the full work (there were many abridgments and translations). Disappointed with Hawkesworth's rendering of his first voyage in An Account of the Voyages… (1773), Cook was determined that the second would not be similarly treated: although he had the editorial help of Dr John Douglas this 'is certainly Cook's book. There were to be no more Hawkesworths. "The Journal of my late voyage", writes Cook to his friend Commodore Wilson at Great Ayton, "will be published in the course of next winter, and I am to have the sole advantage of sale. It will want those flourishes which Dr Hawkesworth gave the other, but it will be illustrated and ornamented with about sixty copper plates, which I am of opinion, will exceed every thing that has been done in a work of this kind As to the Journal, it must speak for itself. I can only say that it is my own narrative, and as it was written during the voyage" ' (Beaglehole). The two resulting quarto volumes, with their dramatic illustrations after the expedition's official artist, William Hodges, 'would have given pleasure to any author', but they were never seen by Cook, who had embarked on his fatal last voyage by the time they appeared.

This was historically the most important of Cook's three voyages. For the first time the Antarctic circle was crossed when, at the beginning of the voyage, Cook cruised as far south as possible, round the edge of the Antarctic ice. His belief in the existence of a land-mass in the southern ice ring was eventually proved by the nineteenth-century explorers. In the Pacific, he visited New Zealand again, and either discovered or revisited many of the islands, including New Caledonia, Palmerston and Norfolk Islands, Easter Island, the Marquesas, New Hebrides, Tonga, the South Sandwich Islands and South Georgia.

Bagnall, 1398; Beaglehole, II, pp. cxliii-cxlvii; Beddie, 1217; Hill, 358; Holmes, 24; O'Reilly-Reitman, 390; Printing and the Mind of Man, 2; Rosove, 77.A2.

Condition Report: Some light browning and offsetting as often; an excellent copy, spines expertly restored by Aquarius.

Price (AUD): $14,850.00

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